Citizens Advice Solihull Borough – News

Tree of Reflection

The Citizens Advice Solihull Borough Social Prescribing Link Workers are working with the local community to create a community art project.  Through our work we have seen how the Covid 19 Pandemic has impacted on the mental health of our community. People have lost loved ones, been isolated, frightened and more alone than they have ever been in their lives before. The opportunity to express some of those feelings through a piece of art can help to start the healing process and recovery from the shared trauma of the Pandemic. It will give people the opportunity to express how Covid 19 has made them feel. We wish to create a tree of reflection that is interactive, thought provoking and a permanent reminder of how we have come together…

Employability Event

Hello Everyone, my name is Wesley Richmond and I am a Volunteer Coordinator for Citizens Advice Solihull Borough  I wanted to say thank you to all those who attended the event last Friday (30/04/2021), it was great to meet you all and discuss with you the opportunities for volunteering with us.  It was a great opportunity to find out how we as an organisation help the local Solihull community and the opportunities available for people to get involved with. I would like to extend an additional thank you to Rosie McLaughlin from Solihull Community Housing for attending and briefly speaking about the project working with us at CASB to support people getting “Job Ready”. If you had wanted to join us for the event but couldn’t or have just…

Volunteering Into Work

Getting into work after a long time not working is difficult at the best of times. This is even more so now in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic and the reduced employment opportunities, It could be a very daunting task and can come with a lot of setbacks. This could take a toll on you, especially if the search is not going well. Not getting called back for jobs might really affect your mental health and self-esteem. We know that one of the worst hit by the pandemic is the hospitality sector with many establishments failing leaving less available jobs for people to return to.  Going it alone is very difficult. This is why Citizens Advice Solihull Borough have teamed up with Solihull Community Housing (SCH) to help it’s…

Our Vision, Values & Objectives for the future

Citizens Advice Solihull Borough – Our Vision, Values and Objectives 2020-2025 During 2020, we have been working incredibly hard making sure all our current services are able to keep running and help local people, of course within the Governments Covid-19 guidelines. During 2020, the Trustee Board of Citizens Advice Solihull Borough (CASB) worked with Tracey O’Brien,3C Solutions to refresh the Vision, Values and Objectives for future of our organisation: We currently have 13 projects running simultaneously giving us the ability to make our vision a reality for residents in the Borough: – Adviceline: offering specialist and generalist advice and information – Single queue: we have been taking overflow calls to our national single telephone…

Active Chats – New Project

CASB are happy to announce the start of this new project in partnership with Think Active and Solihull MBC. We know that 2020 has been a challenge for us all but there are some people in our borough who due to no fault of their own have become inactive. We want to help those people. If you know someone or you are someone who has been shielding or have had covid-19 or over 60 years old and would like to get moving again then please contact us. Our fully trained Active Chatters will take you through a 6 weeks program from seated to standing exercises at a pace right for you. They will motivated you, have a chat to you and look at what you would like to do to keep going after the 6 weeks. You will get someone to give you a call, motivation…

In 2020/21 we helped 4192 clients

with 11673 problems

Due to covid-19 restrictions our office is CLOSED to the public.

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